Technical Director


Key information

Performance et support
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Grand prairie, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Master Degree
More than 8 years

Job description


The Technical Director has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all technical and quality-related activities of the company.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • • Oversees the Technical and Quality department to ensure proper maintenance of all systems and function; manages a team of 7.
  • • Defines and oversees engine technical reviews. Utilizes O.E.M. engine shop manual, specialized instructions, and regulatory requirements, etc. to assess engine status.
  • • Defines engine workscopes and oversee engine shop visits from the technical perspective. Defines and oversee engine inspections for serviceability and continue time in service.
  • • Defines company standards, procedures and policies related to the technical and quality aspects of the business.
  • • Develops, implement and maintain operating plans / strategies for each assigned program or engine
  • • Oversees company ISO certification. Responsible for the company quality system.
  • • Communicates progress, status and issues to the appropriate departments
  • • Continuously strives to strengthen and refine department effectiveness
  • • Develops procedures for fulfilling project objectives, identifying problem and recommending solutions
  • • Has authority to act at his own discretion, with medium-term review by the CEO
  • • Assists in establishing yearly objectives, oversee long-term budgetary planning.
  • • Serves as a member of the leadership team and participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives and operational execution.

Job requirements


  • • Well organized, critical thinking, ability to analyze technical data
  • • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects at the same time
  • • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • • Sound technical judgment
  • • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of internal and external customers
  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality about the company's activities and actions plans

Required Education and Experience

  • • Master's degree from an accredited university or college (or College degree with at least 10 years of experience in a maintenance or repair position in an aerospace company). Masters of Science preferred
Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for the direct supervision of all the employees of the Technical and Quality department

Complementary description

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • • Knowledge of Turbojet Engine and general aerospace rules and requirements
  • • Knowledge of Repair and Inspection technics and tools related to engine components
  • • Knowledge of the FAA regulations related to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
  • • Knowledge of the ISO9001/AS9100-9110 standard and general Quality methods and tools. Must be able to develop and maintain company certifications
  • • Must be able to organize, coordinate and conduct audits and train internal auditors.
  • • Capable of preparing, coordinating, and maintaining accurate detailed documentation necessary for technical approval
  • • Advanced level in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of boxes or parts weighing up to 50lbs may be required on an occasional basis.

Travel may be required up to 10% including international travel

Specificity of the job


Travel may be required up to 10% including international travel

Company information

Safran Aircraft Engines

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops, manufactures and markets, either on its own or in collaboration with partners, engines for commercial and military aircraft, to the best levels of performance, reliability and environmental friendliness. Through CFM International (a 50:50 JV between Safran Aicraft Engines and GE), the company is also the world leader in short- and medium-haul aircraft propulsion systems.

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